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WEE News: January 19-25

See what happened this week in women’s economic empowerment news (Weekly Roundup for January 19-25, 2016)

women's economic empowerment in the news

Bank of America has once again been named as a global leader in supporting the development and success of women in the workplace and has been included in the 2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI), an annual listing of companies demonstrating leadership in their policies, practices and disclosures in support of gender equality.

Trump is poised to reinstate the “global gag rule” against federal funding for abortion and family planning — and possibly gut international programs for women.

Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP) announced the Orlando arrival of Dr. Rumpa Chakraborty, the third scholar selected to participate in Global Links, a cross-cultural exchange program. Developed with the support of U.S. Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues and co-founders Rollins College and Tupperware Brands, Global Links expands women’s entrepreneurship opportunities in developing and post-conflict countries. Dr. Rumpa Chakraborty, a professor of finance and accounting at Shri Shikshayatan College in Kolkata, is the second Global Links scholar from India.

One of the world’s best investment opportunities is funding long-term girls’ education in developing countries.

The Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson, has welcomed positive steps to accelerate women’s progress in Pakistan. She visited CIRCLE Pakistan during her visit to Karachi and interior Sindh.

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